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A Note on Changes at techPresident

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 10 2009

Changes are afoot that we'd like to let you know about. As we prepare for the (fingers crossed) imminent relaunch of revamped techPresident and Personal Democracy Forum websites, we're going to be experimenting with me ... Read More

Daily Digest: Grading OFA's Organizing, Building a Bill Buffer, Remixing the President

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 9 2009

To some extent, this weekend was the semester's first exam for Organizing for America. So, how'd the new organization, an outgrowth of the Obama campaign, perform? Depends who you ask... The White House's nameless, ... Read More

Daily Digest: Of Transparency, Tweets, and #Taxcuts

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 6 2009

House Republican leadership is using a bit of transparency jujitsu against their Democratic counterparts. House Dems have been using their desire to embrace President Barack Obama's vision for a new kind of politics as ... Read More

Daily Digest: As the CTO Splits, OFA Meets the DNC

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 5 2009

As has long been rumored, it does seem that DC CTO Vivek Kundra will be headed to the Obama Administration -- but not as "CTO." Not technically, at least. Do the split e-gov-administrator/OSTP-tech-director ... Read More

Daily Digest: McCain Forwards, Dean in Demand, and Oversight Gets Lost in the Sausage

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 4 2009

Not to be cowed by Organizing for America's 13-million-member or so mailing list, John McCain stepped into the fray yesterday with an email to his list on the stimulus package before Congress... We may never know what ... Read More

Daily Digest: On Split CTOs, Search Strategies, and Stickiness

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 3 2009

A recent Congressional Research Service Report confirmed that what we know for absolute certain about the new federal CTO job doesn't amount to all that much. But Christopher J. Dorobek has some intriguing new reporting ... Read More

Daily Digest: What Progressives Want (and What They Should)

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 2 2009

One of the hottest questions in participatory politics right now has to do with the future of Organizing for America, the DNC-housed organization that evolved out of the Obama campaign... We've talked in this space ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama Organizes While Republicans Regroup

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 30 2009

You'll remember that we've been exploring just how the Organizing for American outfit that evolved out of the Obama campaign is actually going to engage with the nuts-and-bolts of passing the President's legislative ... Read More

Daily Digest: Forget Sod. Will Obama's Bill Stimulate the Grassroots?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 29 2009

Even after dropping a $20 million provision for resodding the National Mall, Barack Obama's $819 billion stimulus package came up with a big goose egg when it comes to Republican votes in the House. And that's not to ... Read More

Daily Digest: Right and 'Net Getting Over First Decade Jitters

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 28 2009

While progressives spend time trying to figure out whether that's the real John McCain on Twitter (point in favor: no staffer would risk being that dull), conservatives are, notes Renee Feltz on Huffington Post, quickly ... Read More